Aberconwy CLP – proud to have raised the motion which resulted in the Welsh Assembly policy for free hospital car parking in Wales
Aberconwy Labour Party members are working to get Labour into power both locally and nationally. We want to see a Labour government in the UK and Wales and a Labour Council that works for the many not the few. We are passionate about social justice for all and having a Britain where opportunities are open for all.
The constituency is made up of: Betws-y-Coed, Bryn, Caerhun, Capelulo, Crwst, Conwy, Craig Y Don, Deganwy, Eglwysbach, Gogarth, Gower, Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Marl, Mostyn, Pandy, Pant Yr Afon/Penmaenan, Penrhyn, Pensarn, Trefriw, Tudno and Uwch Conwy wards; with 45,251 people registered to vote in 2017.
Aberconwy CLP is run as an All Member structure, which means every eligible member is entitled to come to the monthly meetings and contribute. Meetings generally include a guest speaker and business. Business can be such things as nominations for Labour Party Leaders (Wales and UK), key party committees, selecting candidates for Conwy Council, the local community councils, Westminster and the Welsh Assembly. However, the most important business we undertake is discussing members ideas and formulating motions to influence local and national policies. In 2018 the following motions were submitted from Aberconwy CLP.
- One Member One Vote for Welsh Labour Leadership
- Preserve roadside verges
- Kingdom Security
- Supporting the Welsh Independent Living Grant
- Modern Day Slavery
- Stop Call-Clipping for social care
- Motion for Annual Conference Brexit: living standards and jobs must remain Labour’s priority
- Funding of Domestic Violence Refuges; Stop Turning Victims Away
We have a strong Women’s Forum in Aberconwy which hold regular meetings to informally discuss how politics impacts womens lives. The forum also supports CLP women who want to get more involved in politics.
There are 6 Labour Councillors on Conwy County Council from Aberconwy CLP they are: Councillor Penny Andow, Councillor Pat Hebron, Councillor Andrew Hinchliff, Councillor Ronnie Hughes, Councillor Mike Priestley, Councillor Ken Stevens.
We also have a number of members who are on local community councils and in 2021 we hope to have even more and maybe one of them could be you.
In the 2017 snap General Election Emily Owen, along with members of the CLP increased the Labour vote by +14.4% and came within 636 votes of winning. Emily has continued as our prospective parliamentary candidate and we all look forward to her representing us in Westminster